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Deep divide

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo-Moorhead who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
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Killdeer school reps. discuss funding options with board

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

MANNING — Killdeer Public School students, fundraisers and officials visited the Dunn County Commission meeting here Monday to check in on their request for funding help for the Cowboy Sports Complex project.
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Heitkamp to host meeting in Hettinger

October 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is set to host a public meeting in Hettinger on Tuesday for North Dakota ranchers to discuss the impact of the recent October snowstorm and issues relating to the Farm Bill. Continue Reading

Oil’s 2011 impact on ND – $30B

March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The nearly 60,000 jobs generated by North Dakota’s petroleum industry accounted for 9 percent of the state’s workforce in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday. Continue Reading

Drones increase Grand Forks Air Force Base’s economic impact

March 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The economic impact of Grand Forks Air Force Base increased in fiscal year 2012, thanks to its Global Hawk drones, base officials said.
The base released its annual economic impact report this week, which showed a total impact of $203.1 million, up $13.8 million, or 7 percent, from the previous fiscal year. Continue Reading

Hot topic: Oil tax revenue sharing; Booming counties feeling shorted by current formula

July 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK How much money North Dakota’s oil- and gas-producing counties should get to help pay for all the needs that have come with rapid growth promises to be one of the biggest issues of the 2013 legislative session. Continue Reading

UND women’s self-defense course in high demand

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It didn’t take long for 45-year-old Jane Peterson to put her self-defense training into practice. While she didn’t need to use the physical skills she learned a few months before in the self-defense class taught at UND, Peterson said the heightened awareness the class taught saved her. It’s called IMPACT, a 12-hour course that teaches women how to fight off assailants. Continue Reading

State outlines steps to help oil counties following public meetings

February 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARK North Dakota will soon have a state energy impact coordinator to monitor local issues in the oil- and gas-producing counties and to report on the region’s progress, the governor announced today. Continue Reading

Gladstone facing water issues as more people come

February 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Gladstone leaders fear “a continual influx of people” is putting stress on the community’s water system.
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North Dakota’s oil impact concerns South Dakotans

February 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Hundreds of people concerned with the local impact of North Dakota’s oil boom gathered Thursday for a town hall in Belle Fourche, S.D. The meeting included a panel of experts to discuss how the town will prepare to absorb truck traffic and housing for new residents commuting to work on the oil fields. Continue Reading